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Destructive turfgrass insects : biology, diagnosis, and control
Potter, Daniel A.
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Publication Information:
Chelsea, Mich. : Ann Arbor Press, [1998]

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xvi, 344 pages : illustrations (some color), maps ; 26 cm
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"...the most useful, practical book I have seen on the management of turfgrass insect pests...mandatory reading for turfgrass managers in golf, lawns, and sports..." --Dr. James B. Beard, International Sports Turf Institute, Inc.

Written in clear, everyday language, Destructive Turfgrass Insects covers the biology, diagnosis, and control of virtually all the insects and mites that attack warm- and cool-season turfgrasses. No other source gives you as many practical and comprehensive management guidelines for use on golf courses, lawns, and sports fields.

Author Notes

Daniel A. Potter is a professor of entomology at the University of Kentucky, where he has taught courses and conducted research on turfgrass insects since 1979. He received his B.S. degree from Cornell University in 1974, and his Ph.D. from Ohio State University in 1978. Dr. Potter is a worldwide authority on insect pests of turf and woody landscape plants, and his research on white grubs, cutworms, and other pests has been widely noted by the green industry. He has published well over 100 scientific papers and book chapters, and dozens of trade journal articles. Dr. Potter has been a Keynote Speaker at the International Turfgrass Research Conference, and has lectured in Africa, Australia, Canada, Europe, and throughout the United States. His research has been funded by the U.S. Golf Association, the O.J. Noer Turfgrass Research Foundation, and the U.S. Department of Agriculture. Dr. Potter has received several professional awards for service to the green industry, as well as the Distinguished Achievement Award in Urban Entomology from the Entomological Society of America.

Table of Contents

1 Managing Turfgrass Insect Pests
2 Insect Biology and Identification
3 Detection and Monitoring of Insect Pests
4 Insecticides-Types and Modes of Action
5 Using Insecticides Safely
6 Using Insecticide Effectively
7 Safeguarding the Environment
8 Root-Infesting Insect Pests
9 Pests that Burrow in Stems or Damage Crowns
10 Pests that Suck Juices and Discolor Leaves and Stems
11 Insects That Chew Leaves and Stems
12 Biting and Stinging Pests in the Turf Environment
13 Nuisance Pests and Innocuous Invertebrates
14 Beneficial Invertebrates: Predators, Parasitoids, and Thatch Busters
15 Managing Nuisance Wildlife Problems in the Turfgrass Environment
Appendix 1 Sources of Local Information
Appendix 2 Reference Books and Periodicals
Appendix 3 Sources of Pest Management Equipment
Appendix 4 Weights and Measurements
Glossary of Terms